Laurel Elementary School

316 36th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 550 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Laurel Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the California state average of 34%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 38% (which is lower than the California state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the California state level of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 550 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • : Bottom 50% in CA
  • : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Laurel Elementary School's student population of 550 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
550 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
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School Rankings

Laurel Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,649 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Laurel Elementary School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
#2162 out of 3649 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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31%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Laurel Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
38%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Laurel Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
21:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
10%
12%
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Hispanic
66%
56%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
14%
21%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
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Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
0.53
This chart display the diversity score of Laurel Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Laurel Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Laurel Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Laurel Elementary School's ranking?
Laurel Elementary School is ranked #2162 out of 3,649 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
What schools are Laurel Elementary School often compared to?
Laurel Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Oak Knoll Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
31% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 34% CA state average), while 38% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% CA state average).
How many students attend Laurel Elementary School?
550 students attend Laurel Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
66% of Laurel Elementary School students are Hispanic, 14% of students are White, 10% of students are Asian, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Laurel Elementary School?
Laurel Elementary School has a student ration of 22:1, which is higher than the California state average of 21:1.
What grades does Laurel Elementary School offer ?
Laurel Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Laurel Elementary School part of?
Laurel Elementary School is part of San Mateo-Foster City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 550 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • : 38% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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